Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. ~Hebrews 13:8
The photo above triggers so many joyful memories for me! When Mom and Dad retire in Oxford, Georgia, they purchase a rambling old home with a beautiful pool in the backyard. Children and grandchildren alike spend many summer hours splashing, diving and cooling off in the soothing water.
Dad was a stickler when it came to the pool's upkeep. He cleaned it frequently, and knew exactly the combination of chemicals required to keep the water safe and sanitary. Between tending his garden and the pool, he was one busy man!
Sadly, in 2012, Dad's Alzheimer's confined him to the house, and then to a hospital bed set up in his office, with round-the-clock nurses in attendance. Dad went home to Jesus in March of 2014. Not a day goes by when I don't think about him and miss him with all my heart.
And the pool? Yes, it's covered, but without constant care, it falls into disrepair. Recently, Mom called out a pool tech to see if there was a way to restore it, but his advice? Just fill it up with dirt. It was that bad!
So, that's exactly what Mom does.
Changes happen in this world whether we like them or not. I wasn't thrilled about letting go of that pool, but this was a necessary economic choice for Mom. I take comfort in the memories, though, of how things used to be.
But I take ultimate comfort in knowing that our Lord Jesus never changes. His Word will always stand, fresh and new, for all eternity.
And that's a blessing!